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Oysters and Tofu with Black Bean Sauce

Fish and Seafood

Oysters and Tofu with Black Bean Sauce
Ingredients:
25 oysters, shucked and rinsed well
3 Tablespoons mixed cornstarch and water chestnut flour, divided in half
1/2 pound silken tofu, cut nto one-inch squares
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 heaping Tablespoon fermented black beans rinsed
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, rinsed
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon minced green part of a scallion
1 small piquant chili pepper, seeded and minced
2 Tablespoons dark soy sauce
1 Tablespoon Chinese rice wine
Preparation:
1. Toss the oysters with half the flour and set them aside.
2. Put tofu in boiling water for one minute, then drain and set this aside.
3. Heat the wok or fry pan, add the oil, and stir-fry the black beans for one minute, then add the ginger, garlic, scallion pieces, and the chili pepper and stir-fry for one more minute then add the oysters and the tofu, and stir-fry another minute. Next, add the soy sauce, rice wine, and the rest of the flour. Toss well and serve immediately.

                                                                                                                                                       
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